Georgia Tech to host health care partnership forum

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech is hosting a conference focused on ways academic institutions and medical facilities can collaborate in the technology and engineering fields to solve medical problems.

The conference is being hosted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center Tuesday. The conference is being led by Emory University and organizers say Georgia Tech and the Morehouse School of Medicine are partners.

Wilbur Lam, an Emory and Georgia Tech faculty member and a physician at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will also discuss two health care devices that are being developed through a medical and academic partnership.

One is a smartphone attachment that would allow parents to diagnose ear infections in children. The other is a device similar to a blood glucose monitor that could be used to detect anemia.

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